Mum who says she has it all
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A MUM from St Georges has got around the problem of juggling family and work by becoming a self-employed personal injury lawyer.
Former Weston College student Sarah Rees represents people injured through no fault of their own, either on the road, at work or in a public place.
The 39-year-old, of Willow Close, said: “I decided to go it alone as I found that a lot of law firms don’t allow flexible working and as a busy mum it’s imperative that I can juggle both work and family life.
“I have a four-year-old who has just started school, as well as three stepchildren aged five, nine and 13, so life is manic.
“It has been very challenging and daunting becoming self-employed as I’ve never done this before, so I’m learning along the way.
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“I’m also learning to network and to promote myself as much as possible, especially locally.”
Sarah used to work as a trainee legal executive for Lyons Davidson in Bristol and became a qualified lawyer in 2003. She was made a partner at Baker Rees in 2012. As well as finding the time to run her own business, Sarah volunteers at her son’s school, St Anne’s Primary in Hewish, once a week to help the children read.
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She will shortly be blogging for local magazine Mum’s Diary as well.
She added: “Being self-employed means I have the flexibility to have my career and look after my growing family, the best of both worlds which I think proves us mums can have it all.”